Oakland University — Job-Secured track Special Instructor, Organizational Leadership

Department of Organizational Leadership
School of Education and Human Services 

Job-Secured track Special Instructor 

Organizational Leadership in the School of Education and Human Services

a) Teaching courses in the field of Human Resource Development in the following order of preference:

  1. organizational development (including process & performance improvement);
  2. training and development;
  3. employment systems and standards;
  4. career and leadership development. There is also a strong possibility of teaching at the graduate level in the Master of Training and Development and/or Doctor of Education programs.

b) Engaging in institutional and professional service, including coordinating the undergraduate HRD program. Those with a terminal degree (Ph.D., Ed.D. or J.D.) in a field relevant to Human Resource Development and with prior teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels are especially encouraged to apply.

a) A combination of a master’s degree with evidence of substantial work-related experience and documented contributions to the field.

b) At least 5 years of full-time professional experience in an HR-related field.

c) Experience with, or commitment to, social justice and institutional inclusiveness.

The salary is competitive. Summer teaching may be available at additional compensation. The university provides an excellent defined contribution plan and insurance benefits, and the faculty is represented by the AAUP. The current collective bargaining agreement may be found at http://www.oaklandaaup.org/agreement.htm.

Review of Applications
To apply, go to: https://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/13052. Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interviews are expected to begin in March 2018. The position is available to start in August 2018. Applications for the position should include a curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation (see https://academicjobs.oakland.edu/), and a statement regarding the HRD courses the applicant would be interested and qualified to teach.

Candidates will provide a Diversity Statement that describes their interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, activism, faculty recruitment/retention, or research on issues related to diversity and social inequality.

Informal inquiries about the position can also be directed to Dr. Bill Solomonson, Search Chair, at solomons@oakland.edu.

The Department of Organizational Leadership is situated within the School of Education and Human Services and was created in 2013 as a merger of the departments of Human Resource Development and Educational Leadership. A new doctoral program in Organizational Leadership is scheduled to begin in 2018 and will complement the already wide range of programs offered. The Department houses seven degree programs and four certificate programs, including a Graduate Certificate in Human Diversity Inclusion and Social Justice and a Certificate in Lean Leadership. The department is also home to the Pawley Lean Institute, Ken Morris Center for the Study of Labor and Work, and the Galileo Institute for Teacher Leadership. For more information, please visit www.oakland.edu/orgleadership.

Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral research institution located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 132 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing.

The university is dedicated to educating and serving a diverse population, expanding its global mission, and fostering cultural diversity. Oakland University is an Equal Opportunity employer.